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Old 04-04-2015, 03:38 PM   #11
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How much room do you need to turn around??

How big should the pad be to use it to turn around???
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:44 PM   #12
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If you can not walk around it while holding hands with your bride it's too SMALL....
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I have a 38' x approx. 120' concrete drive and I can turn our 5er around on it without getting on the yard(5 blades of grass and the rest weeds)
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:56 PM   #14
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I don't have a trailor but a 38 foot Georgetown MH. So if I drive to the end of my pad or drive way .....How much space do I need to turn it around??
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:07 PM   #15
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I don't have a trailor but a 38 foot Georgetown MH. So if I drive to the end of my pad or drive way .....How much space do I need to turn it around??
Best way to find out is go to a parking lot and turn around using as minimal space as you can and then measure.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:21 PM   #16
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I did a lower driveway 10 ft wide 50 ft long. At the end I put in a 45ft by 18 ft pad for the MH (38x8.5). Did not use gravel but used mill work (recycled road asphalt) also costs less than gravel. It compacts better then sprayed a layer of driveway coating on it. The higher end stuff. Worked very well.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:43 PM   #17
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you should go at least 10 ft wider than the vehicle, that way you don't have to fight so much when backing the camper in, and you will have room for the steps being out and level to step up to the steps. if you want walking space between the camper and any buildings consider that as well as the slide-outs and awning rolled out. that way you can roll out the awning to clean it or for it to dry if you ever have to roll it up wet when leaving a campground. (to get it dry so you don't have mildew) and also to clean it good before storing for periods of time.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:55 PM   #18
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Thanks to all for the input. After some discussion with the Misses and some measuring, we're going with 40' x 14'. Truth is, I don't think we could go deeper than 40' because of a tree we're not going to remove, but I'm glad that I (with your help) convinced her to go wider than the 10' she wanted.
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Thanks to all for the input. After some discussion with the Misses and some measuring, we're going with 40' x 14'. Truth is, I don't think we could go deeper than 40' because of a tree we're not going to remove, but I'm glad that I (with your help) convinced her to go wider than the 10' she wanted.
4' will really help you out. Good choice...
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Don't forget to dig down at least deep enough to remove the sod and put some heavy rock in first then some smaller gauge until you get to the gauge you want. Myself if I was going to do it I would do it as though I was going to pour a pad on top because we all know that's what will happen because they are our pride and joy. As for width and length i would want at least enough room that you can walk all the way around without walking in the mud when it rains.
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